CHA News Article

CMS Announces Data Collection for Sepsis Bundle Measure
Measure specifications will be posted to QualityNet April 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has notified hospitals participating in the inpatient quality reporting program that data collection of the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle measure (NQF #0500) will begin with discharges on or after Oct. 1, 2015. The measure was adopted for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 payment determination in the FY 2015 inpatient prospective payment system final rule. Additional details about the measure — including the information form and algorithm — and abstraction guidance will be provided in version 5.0 of the Specifications Manual for National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures, which will be posted to QualityNet April 1. For more information about the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock measure, visit the Hospitals-Inpatient Questions & Answers tool at